While the controversy grows over the attitude of the rectorate towards the parents of Nicolas, the teenager from Poissy (Yvelines) who committed suicide at the beginning of the school year, the Minister of National Education has decided to accelerate the fight against bullying. . Gabriel Attal thus claimed on Monday afternoon an “electric shock at all levels” in this area.
To convey the message, the minister exceptionally brought together the rectors. “My role, your role, is not to protect an Institution at all costs, but to protect our students, our children at all costs,” declared Gabriel Attal according to comments reported by those around him.
The rectories will be evaluated every year
An audit on the management of bullying cases will be launched in each academy from September 2022 to September 2023. The conclusions are expected in four weeks. Every year the results of the fight against harassment carried out by the rectorates will be evaluated. Human resources will be made available.
In exchanges of letters between the family, the director of the Poissy institute where Nicolas was and the rectorate of Versailles, revealed on Saturday by BFMTV, the rectorate considered “unacceptable” the comments of the parents who would have “questioned” the attitude of the parents, establishment staff. He also asked parents to adopt a “constructive and respectful attitude” towards him, reminding them of the criminal risks of a slanderous complaint.
The tone of these letters provoked strong reactions from the government on Saturday. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne called it “shocking” and Gabriel Attal “shameful.”